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Tasting Texas Wine + Food Festival

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2023 Tasting TexasThe “Tasting Texas Wine + Food Festival” is set for October 26 through 29, 2023, in San Antonio, Texas.

The “festival with a purpose” which takes place in Travis Park, funds culinary scholarships. The beneficiary is the James Beard Foundation with $250,000 committed to support culinary students in Texas.

“Tasting Texas” is a four-day epicurean experience that allows food and wine lovers alike to explore the unique flavors of Texas for themselves. Guests will enjoy bites from Texas chefs and restaurants, live music, mingling with beverage makers, and learning from industry experts in educational panels.

From cooking classes teaching guests how to make tasty dishes with a southern twist to hands-on workshops on pairing — there’s no shortage of experiences to be had.

Highlights of the schedule of events include:

Thursday, October 26, 2023: The Dinners at various locations across San Antonio

Tasting Texas offers an array of delicious dinners featuring the culinary talents of chefs from around San Antonio and beyond. From traditional local favorites to daring new dishes, The Dinners offer something for everyone. Chef collaborations will take taste buds on a journey as guests discover flavors they never knew existed.

Each dinner is a unique experience that showcases the creativity of the festival’s local and guest chefs. Plus, attendees get to rub elbows with other foodies who share their love of great food. Cooking is an art form and through Tasting Texas’ The Dinners guests will experience it in action. The Dinners will take place in a variety of options including Botika, Clementine, Dashi, Four Brothers, Haunted Tito’s Tour + Dinner, La Cantera Resort, Meadow, and Southerleigh.

Friday, October 27, 2023: Becker Luncheon at Becker Vineyards

For a unique and luxurious experience, Becker Luncheon is a “must-do”. Situated within the grounds of Becker Vineyards, guests will bask in Hill Country views while indulging in a multi-course meal. Each component of this luncheon plays perfectly together from the legendary setting to the curated courses, paired with hand-selected Texas wines, including those of Becker Vineyards. The stories from Dr. Becker and the guest winemakers make this an afternoon with friends for a truly special occasion. This curated luncheon is the ideal way to start the culinary weekend.

Friday, October 27, 2023: Southern Hospitality at Pearl

An experience that blends Southern flavor, hospitality, and culture all into one night. At Southern Hospitality, guests can fill up on favorite classic dishes made by chefs who live for it. The event is held reception-style making it easy to move around the room and mingle while eating and tasting the bevy of drinks – from sweet tea cocktails to paired perfect wine.

Saturday, October 28, 2023: HalloWine 5K Run at The Shops at La Cantera

Get ready to dress up and feel the exhilaration of reaching the finish line. A Halloween-themed adventure where participants can run or walk (or head straight to the reception) and enjoy treats at every corner of the course. Across the finish line awaits a post-race reception with bites, beverages and sweets.

Saturday, October 28, 2023:The Grand Tasting at Travis Park

Introducing the Grand Tasting—the ultimate exploration of all things wine, food and cocktails. Take a culinary journey through an innovative walk-around experience, sampling food and beverages while connecting with experience-makers and learning more about their products.

At the Grand Tasting, nothing is off-limits. Festivalgoers will enjoy an array of menu items from the best restaurants around town and throughout the great state of Texas and sip on specialty drinks crafted right in front of them. Guests also can take part in educational seminars led by chefs and beverage experts that will sharpen cooking skills and teach how to pair the perfect dish with the perfect wine. At The Grand Tasting everything is included in one ticket price.

Sunday, October 29, 2023: Sippin’ Sunday Brunch at Meadow

Experience pure southern charm at Tasting Texas’ “Sippin’ Sunday Brunch”. With some of the South’s top-rated foods and live, soulful music, guests will be able to feed the mind, body, and spirit. As the music plays in the background providing comfort and familiarity, you will find yourself embracing all that the South offers.

Sunday, October 29, 2023: Champagne Brunch on the San Antonio River Walk

Step onto a beautifully crafted river barge as Tasting Texas Wine + Food Festival provides guests with a floating curated chef experience. The journey starts with a toast of bubbling champagne and a plate of savory snacks. From there, enjoy plentiful food and drink while taking in the historical sites along the banks of the San Antonio River.

Sunday, October 29, 2023: Burgers, Bourbon & Beer at Travis Park

Burgers, Bourbon & Beer celebrates an array of burgers, aged bourbons, and craft beer from around the world. Attendees will explore all the classic American deliciousness – from grass-fed beef burgers to sliders and many more. Wash it all down with a round of drinks like smooth bourbons, high-quality whiskeys and an exciting sampling of beers. This Festival hallmark event will be replete with fun activities including product vendors serving up amazing goodies and educational sessions that just might make guests experts on their next night out.

Tating Texas Wine + Food Festival, San Antonio

All tickets (available online) are all-inclusive of food and beverage.

(Photo courtesy of Visit San Antonio)

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